We live in a world where things seem to go against us. The law of the land make rules that are so contrary to God's word. This makes our tasks as Christians very difficult. Decisions are made in our secular workplaces which seems designed to oppose our testimony.
Then there are things in our personal lives which seem to go against us. Let's never forget that we are engaged in spiritual warfare, where Satan will oppose us from every angle.
Let's also never forget that we have the scriptures to turn to, and remind ourselves of the great statement made by the Apostle Paul when he says in Romans 8.31 "If God is for us, who can be against us?"
Here is a wonderful truth, who can hope to possibly succeed against the creator and maker of the universe? Who can, with success, oppose those for whom God is engaged? As Martin Luther said, "Of whom shall I be afraid? One with God is a majority."
Here is the assurance that we have; God is for us. He has demonstrated that for us in the saving works of Christ. If he has saved us, why would he go against us?
He has demonstrated this by his electing power and love. He is working all things together for good. Everything in the universe is being put together and manipulated by God to accomplish good for his people. Nothing shall work against God's people.
He has demonstrated this by all his provisions for us. When there has been times in our lives, that we may have been despairing, God intervenes in the very last minute and he has provided.
As a Church, we may have times when things seem to go against us, but we take heart, that God is for us.
May we all be encouraged by that,
Yours in Christ,